|Cute and Tiny!|
Roly Polies are not insects for a few reasons:
1. They have seven pairs of legs (bugs have three pairs)
2. They have more than three body segments
3. No waxy covering on their bodies
These cute animals like to munch on bark, algae, and plants, especially decaying ones, like leaves that have fallen off a plant. They help break down plants into small pieces and into nutrients for the plants to use. This means they recycle the dead plants into food!
More cool facts about Roly Polies:
- They don't pee!
- They breathe through gills
- Their blood is blue
- They roll into a ball when poked!